We recognise the most important influence in a child’s life is family. Children who grow up with safe, stable and nurturing relationships form stronger friendships, develop greater resilience, achieve more in school and are more likely to build positive relationships throughout their lives.
We are child focussed in our intent but recognise that the most effective way to help and protect children is to work alongside the whole family. Therefore strengthening families is central to our aims as we know that families have greater capacity for change when we work with them as partners. This is part of an evidence based approach known asRestorative Practice.
We aim to embed a culture across our workforce where dignity and respect is the basis for our interventions. Every member of staff will understand the principles of Restorative Practice and its ethos will underpin all of our work and align to the borough vision of ‘Forging a Future for all’.
The Centre for Professional Practice is leading on a Practice Development week from 22 - 26 January for everyone in Children's Services.
The week will culminate in a celebratory awards ceremony for staff recognition on the afternoon of the 26th January 2018 at Himley Hall. We are looking for staff to nominate potential winners.
We really want this event to be as successful and inclusive as possible so although it can be challenging to pick just one colleague when our staff group is working so hard, please nominate those people or teams who you think particularly merit one of the awards listed below:
Team of the year
Support worker of the Year (this can be a Family Support Worker, YOS Worker, Youth Worker or any professional who works with children who is not practising as a social worker)
Lead/Team Manager of the Year
Business Support Officer of the Year
Working with Young People in the Community Award (this can be any professional who works with children but who has made a significant difference to children in the community)
Foster Carer of the Year
Social Worker of the Year
Extra Mile Award (this is aimed at a person or team that have gone the extra mile and made a difference for Children and Families)
Strategic Director Special Award (to be chosen by the Strategic Director)
If you would like to nominate someone for an award please click on the link below and follow the instructions: